chip fracture

chip fracture

any small fragmental fracture, usually one involving a bony process near a joint.

chip fracture

A small fracture through a bone region that serves as the site of a ligamentous attachment. See Fracture.
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Normalized Cockcroft & Latham's criterion is employed to predict the effect of tensile stress on chip fracture.
Much of the energy of the indentation process may have been used in deformation processes and/or crushing, so that less was available for the formation of a chip fracture.
Type III is a chip fracture on the anteroinferior portion of the lateral process that is limited to the subtalar joint; this type may be treated conservatively or surgically, depending upon the severity of the injury.
Roenick suffered a chip fracture in his right ankle March 25 and was expected to be sidelined until at least the final week of the regular season, but Roenick returned just four days later and is playing through the pain.
5 millijoules (mJ) -- nearly equal to the chip fracture energy.
He also has an avulsion chip fracture, which is caused by a piece of bone being pulled away as the ligament was torn.
Chip fracture was probably due to the movement of the shock wave through the thickness of the particle.
1119 Flat Out Was travelling better than Realt Dubh and Noble Prince when unseating two out at Leopardstown in January, when he sustained a little chip fracture on a hind leg.
The earlier study used the edge chipping procedure to measure the resistance to chip fracture with a sharp indenter under load near a well defined edge of a test piece.
Roenick is played with a chip fracture in his right ankle, an injury that was supposed to sideline him for at least another week.
It was discovered he had a chip fracture and the finger was set in a splint.
Trainer Willie Mullins said: "He has a little chip fracture on a hind leg and is out for the season.